Published June 1980
by Monarch Press .
Written in English
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A short summary of Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of The Good Earth. Told in the tradition of Chinese literature, Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth runs the gamut of universal themes: women's rights, the importance of family, class conflict, spiritual and moral trials, and the hardships of the modern world. It also brings into focus a theme that stretches far beyond the boundaries of Chinese society: the importance of simplicity. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck is by far one of the best novels I have ever read. The story itself is captivating and the prose flowed so easily from chapter to chapter. It was very hard to put this book down. Had I been able I could have easily read it in a few days. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a classic novel for a book club/5(69). The Good Earth was a best-seller when first published and won the Pulitzer Prize in Pearl S Buck would go on to become the first American women to win a Nobel Prize for Literature for her canon which consisted of much non-fiction and short stories as well as her novels of rural Chinese peasantry.
THE GOOD EARTH By Pearl Buck New York: Pocket Books, A Washington Square Press Publication, From the original ISBN # pages. Comments by Bob Corbett June This is a phenomenal epic, set in a remote rural area of China probably about the late 19th, early 20th century. The Good Earth simultaneously manages to be both a classic and not very good. This is not, I trust, a controversial statement: Pearl Buck’s novel suffered a mixed reputation from the many early readers hailed her work for its realistic descriptions of life in the Chinese countryside, critics derided The Good Earth as saccharine and simplistic. The good earth by Buck, Pearl S; Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), Publication date Topics NA Publisher [London]: Albatross This is the first book I read in my life. Reviewer: ShareKhoo - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - Aug Pages: f THE LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES The Good Earth by PEARL S BUCK THE ALBATROSS AUTHORISED EDITION NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE BRITISH EMPIRE OR THE U. 3. THE ALBATROSS MODERN CONTINENTAL LIBRARY VOLUME THE GOOD EARTH COPYRIGHT , BY THE ALBATROSS LTD., .
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (J – March 6, ; also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu; Chinese: 赛 珍 珠) was an American writer and the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before in Zhenjiang, novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in and and won the Pulitzer Prize in Notable awards: Pulitzer Prize, , Nobel Prize . The novel opens on Wang Lung's wedding day. Wang is a Chinese peasant farmer who lives with his father; his mother died six years earlier. His intended bride, O-lan, is a slave in the prosperous House of Hwang. Wang walks to the House of Hwang, where he is embarrassed by his shabby appearance, and collects O-lan after appearing before the. Pearl S. Buck was born on J , in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Pearl began to publish stories and essays in the s, in magazines such as The Nation, The Chinese Recorder, Asia, and The Atlantic Monthly. Her first novel, East Wind, West Wind, was published by the John Day Company in In , John Day published Pearl’s second novel, The /5(). Introduction When her second novel, The Good Earth, was published in , Pearl S. Buck () became famous throughout the world for her moving story of the joys and tragedies of the Chinese peasant farmer Wang Lung and his novel was a best seller in the United States, and it was soon translated into more than thirty foreign languages; it has .